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Why being out of balance can be a good thing

September 13, 2016
This week I’m observing my 14 year-old ninth grader attempt to navigate increased academic, sports, extracurricular and social demands (and doing all I can to stay hands-off) , and I’m reminded of a time in my late twenties when the idea of life balance was completely foreign to me. I was working...
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Important gains in household income, poverty rate, and health care coverage. Yet there is more to be done.

September 16, 2016
On Sept. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released important new data on poverty, median household income, and the number of Americans covered by health insurance. Below is a statement by Deborah Weinstein , executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs , responding to the new data. The official...
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6 things to do when life feels tough

September 6, 2016
I was visiting with a dear friend this past weekend who shared she’s battling depression. “It comes and it goes. But when it returns, I often freeze and forget what helps me most; all my great self-care practices fly right out the window,” she said. I could relate. Recently I had a bomb dropped on...
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Rise With Moms

September 1, 2016
MomsRising turns 10 years old this month! That’s a decade of gains of women, mothers and families. This makes me so excited that I have to write something about it. I’ve been with MomsRising for three years. Three years ago this month, my son turned five month old and I’ve been back to work for two...
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Ignoring an epidemic

August 31, 2016
This is what the expansion of an epidemic looks like. The Zika virus has now been detected in 67 countries , including most of the Americas. In the 50 states of the U.S., more than 2,500 cases of Zika have been reported, affecting every state except for Alaska and Wyoming . Almost all of these...
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More Than Just Talking Equity: Why Black Breastfeeding Week is Central to Achieving Equity #BlackBFJoy

August 31, 2016
Lately there’s been a lot of talk in the public health and breastfeeding circles about equity. And rightly so. The scope and depth of racial disparities across various health indicators and in breastfeeding—life’s earliest health intervention—cannot be ignored. Yet every year, many in these same...
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3 (surprising) reasons I keep doing yoga

August 30, 2016
This weekend I was on the massage table when out of the blue my therapist asked, “What do you do to heal when someone close to you dies?” I thought for a moment–having experienced a lot of loss in my family–and answered, “I do yoga.” I have found conscious movement and breathing–experienced through...
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This Mom's Perspective: Breastfeeding and Child-Led Weaning

August 29, 2016
It is August and that means National Breastfeeding Month. My boys are now 19 and 22, and I have shared a bit of our breastfeeding journey in a magazine or two many, many years ago. But not the whole story, as back then, we were still breastfeeding. I have been hesitant about sharing, as I know...
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Representation Matters: Why I'll Show Mom-to-Be My Imperfect Boobs #BBW16

August 26, 2016
“Right here?” I stuttered. “Yeah. Why not?” To my left, my father-in-law was enjoying a plate of scrambled eggs. To my right, my husband was cutting up a waffle for my daughter. I looked down at my 4-day old baby boy. I smoothed my thumb over his tiny fisted hand and took a deep breath. In front of...
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MomsRising Calls Mylan’s Announcement It Will Provide Coupons to Offset EpiPen Price Increase ‘Inadequate and Cynical’

August 25, 2016
“ In the wake of public outcry and the threat of a U.S. Senate investigation, Mylan today announced that it won’t actually LOWER the cost of its lifesaving EpiPens, but will offer a discount coupon to some purchasers. Given that the company has increased the cost of this crucial medication 450...
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